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General | 22nd September 2021

Top tips for Birmingham 2022 ballot success

The main ticket ballot is now open and applications will close at 8pm on 30 September. A ticket ballot is the fairest way to allocate tickets. Applications are made and the system allocates tickets at...
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Top tips for Birmingham 2022 ballot success22/09/2021
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General | 13th September 2021

Birmingham 2022 main ticket ballot begins

The main ticket ballot for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games is now live
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Birmingham 2022 main ticket ballot begins13/09/2021
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General | 8th September 2021

Warwickshire Bus Service Improvement Plan: Stakeholder Engagement Survey

The Government has earmarked £3 billion towards improving bus services throughout England.
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Warwickshire Bus Service Improvement Plan: Stakeholder Engagement Survey08/09/2021
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General | 1st September 2021

Call for Warwick district creatives to submit proposals for B2022 piece of art

Artists in Warwick District have been invited to submit proposals for four commissions up to £25,000 each to create new artworks with the subject to be taken from a sporting event at the Birmingham 20...
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Call for Warwick district creatives to submit proposals for B2022 piece of art01/09/2021
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General | 26th August 2021

Coventry University Talent Mentoring Programme - Cohort 2 & 3 now open for registration

Following the successful first round of Talent Mentoring, earlier this year with over 220 participants, Coventry University are once again launching the programme
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Coventry University Talent Mentoring Programme - Cohort 2 & 3 now open for registration26/08/2021
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General | 26th August 2021

Call out to innovators in transport to help lead the 5G revolution

5PRING – the consortium behind the UK’s first 5G commercial application accelerator – has announced the Future of Transport challenge.
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Call out to innovators in transport to help lead the 5G revolution26/08/2021
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General | 25th August 2021

Grant funding secured for Coventry employment programme

Coventry City Council has secured more than £2.11m of grant funding to provide education, training and employment support for 1,200 of the city's young people.
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Grant funding secured for Coventry employment programme25/08/2021
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General | 23rd August 2021

The Search is on for 10 more City of Culture 'Community Connectors' across Coventry

The search is on for ten more community-minded Coventry individuals or groups and organisations who have an idea for a creative project that they would like to develop to benefit their area of the cit...
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The Search is on for 10 more City of Culture 'Community Connectors' across Coventry23/08/2021
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General | 17th August 2021

New street art commissions revealed for In Paint We Trust in Coventry City Centre

New commissions by Nomad Clan and Dan Kitchener join previous work by Roots, Dreph and David Speed as part of Coventry City UK of Culture’s In Paint We Trust mural programme.
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New street art commissions revealed for In Paint We Trust in Coventry City Centre17/08/2021
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General | 12th August 2021

St Mary's Guildhall set to open after redevelopment

The team behind Coombe Abbey Hotel is set to manage St Mary’s Guildhall when it opens later this year after £5.6 million of investment and redevelopment.
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St Mary's Guildhall set to open after redevelopment12/08/2021
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General | 11th August 2021

Opportunities for sports-related creative commissions

The Birmingham 2022 Cultural Programme is offering Birmingham and West Midlands artists/cultural organisations the opportunity to submit a proposal for commissions of up to £25,000 to create public ar...
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Opportunities for sports-related creative commissions11/08/2021
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General | 9th August 2021

Pioneering mental health campaign created by employers for employers is launched

A new campaign created by employers for employers to boost mental health and productivity by encouraging open conversations in workplaces in the West Midlands has been officially launched.
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Pioneering mental health campaign created by employers for employers is launched09/08/2021
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General | 6th August 2021

The Sustainable Business Series 2021: Net Zero

Learn best practice and understand the commercial benefits of reducing your carbon emissions, whilst creating a better world for future generations.
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The Sustainable Business Series 2021: Net Zero06/08/2021
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General | 5th August 2021

Support to tourism and hospitality businesses from the 'perfect storm'

Nearly £5 million of grants has been awarded to tourism and hospitality businesses in Coventry and Warwickshire in the last nine months to help provide support from the ‘perfect storm’ affecting compa...
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Support to tourism and hospitality businesses from the 'perfect storm'05/08/2021
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General | 30th July 2021

Mayor opens Ramfoam’s new headquarters as company embraces digital

Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands and chair of the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) cut the ribbon at Ramfoam’s new site on Hainge Road.
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Mayor opens Ramfoam’s new headquarters as company embraces digital30/07/2021
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General | 19th July 2021

Coventry BID call out to city artists in exciting art collaboration

Coventry BID is, today, announcing a call out to city artists to register their interest in recreating a special piece of striking street art as part of the on-going In Paint We Trust project, which i...
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Coventry BID call out to city artists in exciting art collaboration19/07/2021
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General | 15th July 2021

SMEs invited to 'Explore the Commonwealth', with a series of virtual events from DIT

A week of free virtual events to learn about opportunities for businesses, in a range of Commonwealth markets.
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SMEs invited to 'Explore the Commonwealth', with a series of virtual events from DIT15/07/2021
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General | 14th July 2021

Birmingham 2022 ticket ballot now open for the West Midlands

People who live in the West Midlands region can now apply for tickets to the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games in an exclusive ballot.
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Birmingham 2022 ticket ballot now open for the West Midlands14/07/2021
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General | 12th July 2021

Government’s new Help to Grow programme

A new programme that aims to help small and medium sized businesses across the UK learn new skills, reach new customers and boost profits.
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Government’s new Help to Grow programme12/07/2021
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General | 8th July 2021

First major conference held in newly refurbished Coventry indoor arena

More than 150 intralogistics exhibitors attended the first major conference in the newly refurbished state-of-the-art indoor arena at Coventry Building Society Arena.
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First major conference held in newly refurbished Coventry indoor arena08/07/2021
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General | 8th July 2021

International Trade Customs and Logistics Advice

Beverley Price, International Trade, Customs and Logistics Adviser can support your business in understanding and overcoming difficulties when moving freight both in customs and logistics.
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International Trade Customs and Logistics Advice08/07/2021
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General | 7th July 2021

Coventry’s City Arcade to benefit thanks to unique partnership with Historic England

A partnership project between Coventry BID’s, Coventry City of Culture Trust’s & RIBA’s ‘The Show Windows’ art project and Historic England, bringing new opportunities to light for local artists and p...
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Coventry’s City Arcade to benefit thanks to unique partnership with Historic England07/07/2021
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General | 7th July 2021

Business leaders welcome new Government guidance on Covid-19

Business leaders in Coventry and Warwickshire have welcomed the Government’s guidance on the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions, saying companies can now start planning for the future.
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Business leaders welcome new Government guidance on Covid-1907/07/2021
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General | 7th July 2021

Businesses in Coventry and Warwickshire 'finding their feet' according to new survey

Coventry and Warwickshire businesses are finding their feet amongst Covid-19 and post-Brexit restrictions, while the manufacturing industry has turned its fortunes around, according to a new survey.
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Businesses in Coventry and Warwickshire 'finding their feet' according to new survey07/07/2021
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General | 5th July 2021

Be the first to apply for tickets

Businesses and residents of the West Midlands can apply for an early release of Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games tickets next week!
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Be the first to apply for tickets05/07/2021
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General | 1st July 2021

Chamber expands Peer Networks programme to support business & industry leaders

A successful programme that has been helping to develop a new generation of professionals in Coventry and Warwickshire has been expanded to offer peer-to-peer support to business & industry leaders ac...
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Chamber expands Peer Networks programme to support business & industry leaders01/07/2021
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General | 1st July 2021

Celebrations at local accountancy firm for employee's 30 years’ service

A local firm of chartered accountants and FinditinCW member were celebrating recently, as they marked 30 years of loyal service from a member of staff.
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Celebrations at local accountancy firm for employee's 30 years’ service01/07/2021
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General | 23rd June 2021

Latest 'In Paint We Trust' street art revealed

The latest piece of street art for the ‘In Paint We Trust’ project has been revealed this week at the Belgrade Theatre and is one of both local and historical significance to Coventry.
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Latest 'In Paint We Trust' street art revealed23/06/2021
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General | 22nd June 2021

Made Smarter launches £1.9 million digital scheme with WMG to help West Midlands SMEs

Made Smarter has launched a £1.9 million digital adoption push to drive growth in West Midlands manufacturing and engineering SMEs and help them boost productivity.
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Made Smarter launches £1.9 million digital scheme with WMG to help West Midlands SMEs22/06/2021
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General | 16th June 2021

Work starts on multi-million pound state-of-the-art Commonwealth Convention Centre

The first steps have been taken in creating a new multi-million-pound convention centre at Ricoh Arena with the start of a major refurbishment project.
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Work starts on multi-million pound state-of-the-art Commonwealth Convention Centre16/06/2021
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General | 15th June 2021

The Wigley Group and Wasps sign corporate partnership

Midlands-based company The Wigley Group has signed a corporate partnership that will see it become the preferred development partner of Wasps Group.
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The Wigley Group and Wasps sign corporate partnership15/06/2021
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General | 14th June 2021

1,000 new jobs to be showcased at Ricoh Arena

More than 1,000 jobs will be showcased to jobseekers in the region when the UK’s leading jobs fair comes to Coventry.
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1,000 new jobs to be showcased at Ricoh Arena14/06/2021
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General | 14th June 2021

Business leaders pay a visit to Coventry city centre after exciting start to Coventry 2021

Coventry’s exciting start as UK City of Culture can help encourage more people back to the city centre, according to business leaders.
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Business leaders pay a visit to Coventry city centre after exciting start to Coventry 202114/06/2021
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General | 10th June 2021

Incorporatewear to supply Games uniform

Incorporatewear Ltd has been appointed by Birmingham 2022 as Official Workforce Uniform Provider, responsible for designing, producing and supplying the uniform to the entire Games workforce, followin...
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Incorporatewear to supply Games uniform10/06/2021
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General | 9th June 2021

Chamber expands Peer Networks programme to support experienced business leaders

A successful programme that has been helping to develop a new generation of professionals in Coventry and Warwickshire has been expanded to offer peer-to-peer support to experienced business leaders a...
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Chamber expands Peer Networks programme to support experienced business leaders09/06/2021
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General | 8th June 2021

Coventry BID announces major Arts Council grant to underpin city’s cultural capital

The Coventry BID team are hugely proud to announce today (Tuesday 8 June) that they have been successful in their application for National Arts Council funding, making it the first BID in the country ...
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Coventry BID announces major Arts Council grant to underpin city’s cultural capital08/06/2021
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General | 4th June 2021

Voluntary organisations in Coventry and Warwickshire could get Royal recognition

Voluntary organisations in Coventry and Warwickshire are being urged to find out how they can receive Royal recognition for the amazing work they undertake across the region.
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Voluntary organisations in Coventry and Warwickshire could get Royal recognition04/06/2021
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General | 4th June 2021

C&W business leaders say there will be no 'one size fits all' to flexible working

Business leaders in Coventry and Warwickshire say there will be no ‘one size fits all’ policy to flexible working after a new survey showed the vast majority of companies will maintain some degree of ...
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C&W business leaders say there will be no 'one size fits all' to flexible working04/06/2021
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General | 3rd June 2021

HS2 launches webinar series to help SMEs bid for work on the project

HS2 Ltd is holding a series of weekly webinars to ensure British businesses benefit from over 400,000 contract opportunities that building Britain’s new high speed railway will create.
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HS2 launches webinar series to help SMEs bid for work on the project03/06/2021
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General | 3rd June 2021

Turtle Bay brings the magic of the Caribbean to Coventry

As Coventry takes its place as UK City of Culture 2021, it is officially announced today that the city will benefit from a major investment by Caribbean restaurant Turtle Bay
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Turtle Bay brings the magic of the Caribbean to Coventry03/06/2021
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General | 1st June 2021

Volunteering opportunities for Birmingham 2022 now open

The search to find more than 13,000 volunteers for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games has begun
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Volunteering opportunities for Birmingham 2022 now open01/06/2021
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General | 27th May 2021

'The Apprentice' and 'Dragons' Den' stars headline at upcoming event

Businesses in the West Midlands will have the opportunity to quiz a former Dragons' Den star and the youngest finalist in the history of the BBC’s The Apprentice about the importance of collaboration ...
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'The Apprentice' and 'Dragons' Den' stars headline at upcoming event27/05/2021
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General | 19th May 2021

Are you new to export?

The Export Academy, from the Department for International Trade (DIT), gives new, novice and in-experienced exporting businesses the know-how to sell to customers around the world with confidence.
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Are you new to export?19/05/2021
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General | 17th May 2021

Birmingham 2022 appoints CSM Live as Official Provider of Look, Wayfinding and Signage

The Organising Committee has announced that CSM Live, the branding and live experience division of CSM Sport and Entertainment, has been appointed as the Official Provider of Look, Wayfinding and Sign...
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Birmingham 2022 appoints CSM Live as Official Provider of Look, Wayfinding and Signage17/05/2021
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General | 14th May 2021

Birmingham 2022 joins forces with PwC in new sponsor deal

PwC UK has today been unveiled as the latest addition to the family of sponsors that have shown their ongoing support to the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
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Birmingham 2022 joins forces with PwC in new sponsor deal14/05/2021
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General | 14th May 2021

Hail! and ibis Coventry Centre join forces

Coventry based Hail Services today announced a new partnership with ibis Coventry Centre, managed by Interstate Hotels & Resorts to allow the use and regeneration of the Swift Cycle Works, an iconic b...
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Hail! and ibis Coventry Centre join forces14/05/2021
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General | 12th May 2021

Government urged to match words with action after Queen's speech

A leading business organisation has urged the Government to match rhetoric with action after a raft of business measures were announced in the Queen’s Speech.
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Government urged to match words with action after Queen's speech12/05/2021
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General | 12th May 2021

Coventry BID collaborates with local creatives

Coventry BID has launched its new look brand and business-focused website.
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Coventry BID collaborates with local creatives12/05/2021
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General | 11th May 2021

Chamber says firms 'can't wait to reopen' after roadmap update

Business leaders in Coventry and Warwickshire say firms across the city and the county can’t wait to reopen after the Prime Minister set out the latest update on the roadmap out of restrictions.
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Chamber says firms 'can't wait to reopen' after roadmap update11/05/2021
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General | 7th May 2021

Coventry tattoo studio works its way through waiting list after reopening

A Coventry-based tattoo studio that launched during the pandemic is making its way through a four-month long waiting list after being given the green light to open earlier this month.
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Coventry tattoo studio works its way through waiting list after reopening07/05/2021